CHN-101 - Elementary Chinese 1

3 credits

This is an introductory course for students with little or no previous background in Mandarin. Correct pronunciation, tones, and grammar within the context of modern spoken Mandarin, the national language of China and Taiwan, will be stressed through lecture format. Recognizing and writing Chinese characters will be emphasized. English grammar will be used as a basis for learning Chinese grammar. Various aspects of Chinese history and culture, as they influence use of the modern language, will also be introduced.

Prerequisite(s): Placement at ENG-101, or its equivalent, or permission of the instructor.

Mass Transfer Block: Credits earned in this course are counted towards the MassTransfer Block Humanities and Fine Arts requirements.

Previously known as: CHIN-125